Britton Gallery

Roman samian ware bowl

Our small archaeological display contains some beautiful objects, including hand axes made 400,000 years ago found in the Lowman Valley, which was an important east to west route for pre-historic peoples settling and clearing the land. The photograph shows the Bolham bowl - a samian ware bowl fond at the Roman fort at nearby Bolham.


We also have some mediaeval items on show, including  a few of the many fragments of German and Belgian pottery brought back as part of the wool trade.